***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on the financial support of our readers to exist. Please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter at $5, $10/month - whatever you think we're worth! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News” — now YOU can actually DO something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250

Des Moines Black Lives Matter shared some “guidelines” for white and non-black people at black-led events. The guidelines are listed below:

DO NOT make it about you. Be mindful of the space you take up. Don’t lead chants. Don’t make decisions for the group. Don’t center yourself.

DO NOT police black people. Anytime, ever, but especially in black-led spaces. Make room for black joy, black grief, black anger and black leaders.

DO NOT put black people in danger. At protests, do not post photos/videos/livestreams with black people’s faces. Don’t provoke or antagonize police.

Author: Jacob Hall